Public Works

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide, support, maintain and preserve the municipal facilities, infrastructure and services within the City of Marquette. The department accomplishes this mission through the operations and services listed below.

Cemetery Forestry/Arborist
The 113–acre Park Cemetery was established at its present location on Seventh Street in 1858. The cemetery provides perpetual care on a year-round basis. Many of Marquette’s founding families and early pioneers are buried here. The City’s urban forest consists of over 5,500 street trees and tens of thousands of trees in public parks. In addition to planting trees on public properties, the division is responsible for the removal of dead and diseased trees, pruning of some 500 trees each year and the enforcement of the city’s tree ordinance. Marquette’s efforts in this area have earned it the National Arbor Day Association’s designation as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1981.
Garbage, Recycling & Waste Services Street Maintenance

- Garbage Collection
- Recycling
- Rubbish and Compost
This division is responsible for maintaining 18 miles of bike path, 68 miles of sidewalk, 92 miles of street right-of-way and 25 public parking lots. Services include concrete and asphalt patching, sweeping, plowing, ice control, snow removal, right-of-way mowing, pavement marking, and maintenance of thousands of traffic/parking control signs.
Sewer Maintenance Water Distribution
The employees in this division are responsible for the repair, inspection and preventative maintenance of 88.3 miles of sanitary sewer main, 53 miles of storm water main, 34 run-off detention basins and other control structures. In addition to routine and emergency cleaning, this group is responsible for maintaining the quality of streams and natural water courses through the city by repair and control of erosion and sedimentation on public property. Delivering superior quality drinking water and fire fighting supplies through maintenance of a 99-mile distribution network of water mains using 3 storage reservoirs, 3 booster pumping stations, 885 fire hydrants, 25 pressure district control valves and about 5800 metered connections is no trivial task. Our water distribution division is second to none.
Public Works
850 W. Baraga Ave.
300 W. Baraga Ave. (Mail)
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0444
Fax 906.228.0445

Director of Public Works and Utilities
Curt Goodman

Department Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm